Conference Presentations

Introduction

AASHE’s database of conference presentations includes thousands of abstracts and presentation materials from AASHE’s annual Conference & Expo as well as presentation materials from other sustainability in higher education conferences.

At a Glance

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U.S. States & Territories
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University of Northern Colorado Environmental Studies Club

  • University of Northern Colorado (CO)

In the 21st century, awareness and activism regarding environmental topics has become increasingly important. This is especially true on university campuses within the United States and worldwide where faculty and ...

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RecycleMania: The Race to Zero Campus Waste

  • University of Oregon (OR)

Join a dynamic panel of representatives from campuses large and small, public and private, who will discuss how they have used this EPA-sponsored, Keep America Beautiful-administered tournament to promote recycling ...

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How to engage people in behavioural change for sustainable development

  • University of Ottawa (ON)

The University of Ottawa, Canada, has been advancing sustainable development through its communications and outreach strategies. Considering the budget, and the problem faced by any institutions of its size, the ...

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Teaching Sustainability: Effects on Teacher Candidates, Urban Students, & Cooperating Teachers

  • University of Scranton (PA)

Teaching Sustainability: Effects on Teacher Candidates, Urban Students, & Cooperating Teachers

This research project explored the reciprocal benefits of adding an integrated service-learning component to a required reading/language arts ...

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Greening Campus Sustainability Organizations Themselves: Creating a Green Organizational Culture

  • University of South Carolina (SC)

Traditional organizational structures are an impediment to the full realization of the mission of most campus sustainability offices. At the University of South Carolina, applying green values across the campus ...

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University of Toronto Mississauga's Greenhouse Gas Inventory: A Case Study

  • University of Toronto (ON)

This presentation provides a case study of the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)'s greenhouse gas inventory, in a Canadian regulatory context. This presentation will cover the rationale for completing ...

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Building Campus Partnerships for Successful Behavior Change Campaigns

  • University of Utah (UT)

Campus sustainability initiatives often hinge on influencing other people to change their behavior towards more pro-environmental actions. A growing body of social science research demonstrates that to achieve significant progress ...

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A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Sustainability In Housing

  • University of Virginia (VA)

ecoMOD, born out of a desire for pragmatism in sustainable design, is a research and design / build / evaluate project conducted by the Engineering and Architecture schools at an American university ...

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Are College Students Representatives for Future Generations?

  • University of Virginia (VA)

The Brundtland Conference Definition of Sustainability: "Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."

Many ...

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Green Art + Environmental Design: Collaborations through Research Service Learning

  • University of Virginia (VA)

Art and environmental design should be powerful and integral aspects of sustainability education, though they are often excluded from comprehensive discussions that include science, technology, economics, society and politics. Successful ...

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Thinking Globally, Acting Locally: A Global Sustainability Minor for UVA

  • University of Virginia (VA)

The sustainability movement is gaining traction at the University of Virginia. The emergence in recent years of new student groups, courses, faculty interest and events centered on sustainability show us ...

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Strategies to Reduce the Carbon Footprint of Lab Buildings on Academic Campuses

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Laboratory buildings, because of programmatic and safety requirements, remain one of the highest consumers of energy on academic campuses. As campuses develop and implement plans to achieve carbon neutrality commitments ...

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Conducting a Waste Audit at a Large Urban Campus

  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (WI)

In spring 2010, a comprehensive waste audit was conducted at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh by the students in Environmental Studies 390: Topics of Campus Sustainability. In order to fully ...

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Estimating Commuter Behaviors and Impacts from University Parking Records

  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (WI)

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is drafting a campus-wide Transportation plan, and needs improved estimates of commuter activities for greenhouse gas emission inventories. UWO is located in downtown Oshkosh, WI ...

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Safety and Sustainability through Student-Contracted Mass Transit

  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (WI)

In 2008, the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh student governance body, the Oshkosh Student Association (OSA), created a contracted mass transit service. "Titan Transit" extended the current city service from 6pm ...

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Pushing energy sustainability through innovative partnerships

  • University of Wyoming (WY)

We will share the challenges and rewards of working toward energy sustainability through an innovative partnership. In April 2010, we began working with the Jackson Hole Energy Sustainability Project (JHESP ...

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Service-Learning in the Classroom

  • Ursinus College (PA)

One pedagogical method of integrating sustainability into the classroom is through service-learning. A service-learning partnership was created between an upper-level environmental studies climate change class at Ursinus College (UC) and ...

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Boundary Crossing, Experiential Learning, and Sustainable Agriculture at Virginia Tech

  • Virginia Tech (VA)

A diverse team of faculty, staff, students, and community partners collaborated to conceptualize, develop, and propose undergraduate curriculum for a transdisciplinary and experiential-based Civic Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS) Minor ...

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Heifer International's Alternative Spring Break: Experiential Immersion Course

  • Virginia Tech (VA)

Heifer International (HI) facilitates an Alternative Spring Break (ASB) in Perryville, Arkansas, teaching individuals across the country about the organization's mission to "work with communities to end hunger and ...

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Organizational Change and Environmental Sustainability

  • Wake Forest University (NC)

We will present information related to making change stick in university settings. Tradition is a powerful force yet change efforts, such as new ways of acting to reduce an organization ...

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Sustainability through a Holistic Approach to Student Wellbeing

  • Washington State University, Pullman (WA)

The Wellbeing program at Washington State University (WSU) views student health using a holistic model. One of the eight dimensions in that model used to illustrate individual and community wellbeing ...

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Notes from the Field: Living Learning Center

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

The Living Learning Center at Tyson Research Center; a 2,000 acre field campus owned by Washington University in St. Louis is on track to become one of the first ...

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Sustainability: A Catalyst for Individual and Institutional Transformation

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

Any institution or individual deeply committed to Sustainability discovers that it isn't just another program or initiative; it becomes a journey and a way of life that inspires people ...

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A Case Study on furthering Campus Sustainability by Smart Scheduling General Purpose Classrooms

  • West Virginia University (WV)

Today, higher education across the United States continues to use inefficient processes to schedule classrooms and events. Very little attention is given to optimal space allocation or usage efficiency. However ...

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Strategies for "Greening" the General Education Curriculum

  • West Virginia University at Parkersburg (WV)

Strategies will be provided with goals, objectives, and activities for "greening" the general education curriculum. This infusion approach results in a paradigm shift in student behaviors related to sustainable energy ...

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Facilitating Effective Implementation of the ACUPCC

  • Western Michigan University (MI)

The American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) requires signatories to submit greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories and climate action plans (CAPs) for their respective campuses. Although almost 700 presidents ...

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WMU EcoMug: An Initiative to Reduce Disposable Cups on Campus

  • Western Michigan University (MI)

Western Michigan University spends over $32,000 annually on foam cups, paper cups, and plastics lids. There are additional "upstream" environmental and energy costs associated with manufacturing these products and ...

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First Impression: Freshmen Orientation Sustainability Efforts

  • Western Colorado University (CO)

Western State Campus of Colorado has declared 2010_2011 its "Year of Sustainability". The ideal place to create an environmental commitment is with incoming students, thus laying the foundation to encourage ...

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Moving Ideas into Action: Creating a Year of Sustainability

  • Western Colorado University (CO)

A critical step to creating more sustainable higher education campuses is to enable cultural change through education. One method for accelerating cultural change is to have a campus endorse a ...

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Green Orientation: Starting Freshmen on a Sustainable Track

  • Whitman College (WA)

Green Orientation is an institution-specific program designed to orient freshmen to their role in the school's sustainable practices. After Green Orientation, freshmen should be equipped with the knowledge and ...

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The Educational Energy Audit - Combining Student Learning & Energy Efficiency

  • Wilson College (PA)

In October, 2009, The Loyalton Group, energy consulting partner for Sodexo and their clients, conducted an energy audit at Wilson College, in Chambersburg, PA. Beyond the regular energy audit and ...

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Redefining the possible: Community engagement, operational congruency and curriculum integration at York University

  • York University (ON)

York University, one of Canada's largest post-secondary institutions, is set in a rapidly changing region of urban Toronto. York has a deep commitment to social justice and environmental sustainability ...

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Ridesharing for the Facebook Generation

  • Zimride (CA)

While the benefits of carpooling & ridesharing have been clear for decades -

travelers find affordable rides, drivers share the high cost of gas, and

campuses reduce congestion, parking demand and ...

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Energy Efficiency by Design in Parking on Campus at University of Colorado Boulder

  • Intellenergy (CT)

When considering ways to save energy on campus, parking structures are an excellent place to start. Parking garages are a necessary evil. Although creative transportation options are emerging, there continues ...

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The Sustainable Learning Community: The University of New Hampshire

  • University of New Hampshire (NH)

In this presentation, staff from the University of New Hampshire's University Office of Sustainability (UOS) -- the oldest endowed sustainability program in American higher education -- will share from their perspective ...

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Energy Markets 101: Everything a Sustainability Officer Needs to Know

  • Harvard University (MA)
  • University at Albany (NY)
  • Einhorn Yaffee Prescott Architecture & Engineering (NY)
  • Campus Climate Solutions (FL)

Energy market costs and volatility pose both a threat and an opportunity for advancing sustainability initiatives in the higher education market. Reducing energy consumption has the greatest immediate and long-term ...

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Bridging the Gap: Finding Common Ground for Sustainability with EH&S and Facilities

  • University of Connecticut (CT)
  • University of Vermont (VT)
  • Campus Consortium for Environmental Excellence (MA)

Greening campus operations requires development of a partnership among sustainability, facilities, and EHS compliance professionals. To be effective, this partnership must bridge a significant culture gap. On one side of ...

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Integrating Sustainability with Facilities Master Planning at Randolph College

  • Randolph College (VA)

Many colleges and universities are in the process of "greening" their campuses to achieve more sustainable use of energy and resources and reduce their contribution to climate disruption. This process ...

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From Exceptional Drought to Long-term Water Efficiency

  • Duke University (NC)
  • North Carolina State University (NC)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)

During the record-breaking drought of 2007, three universities rose to the challenge. UNC Chapel Hill, Duke, and NC State - the largest water consumers in their markets - improved their water infrastructure ...

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University Transportation Demand Management

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)
  • Virginia Tech (VA)

This presentation will focus on sustainable transportation options presented through transportation demand management programs at three different universities, in three different environments. 1) Large Urban (TBA) 2) University Town (UNC-Chapel ...

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The East Carolina University & Pitt Community College Partnership in the North Carolina Sustainable Building Design Competition: A Catalyst for Team-Building and Sustainable Learning

  • East Carolina University (NC)

The North Carolina Sustainable Building Design Competition (NCSBDC) has engaged teams of students from UNC 4-year institutions and community colleges in the design of sustainable residential structures annually since 2001 ...

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A Deliberative Poll on Climate Change

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

For climate policy decisions to be accepted at any institutional level, it is critically important to gain public support. Unfortunately for issues with important scientific and technical details such as ...

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A Framework for Academic Institutions Decision-Making on Climate Change and Sustainability Issues

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

As interest in climate change has increased, academic institutions have been actively engaged in discussing climate change mitigation measures. Among other things, schools have signed commitments like the Presidents' Climate ...

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A Carbon Footprint Calculator for On-campus Students: Development and Education

  • Rice University (TX)

Online carbon footprint calculators lack the specificity to allow students living on a university campus to estimate their personal carbon footprint. Because on-campus students do not receive residential energy bills ...

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Evaluating Fieldwork for Undergraduate Sustainability Education

  • University of Alberta (AB)

Many undergraduate instructors consider fieldwork as central to courses in sustainability and environmental studies. Common goals of fieldwork include the development of general and subject-specific skills, opportunity for experiential and ...

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The University at Albany's Purple Path: A Vision for Sustainable, Non-Motorized Travel

  • University at Albany (NY)

The University at Albany has begun construction on an ambitious and student driven project called the Purple Path. Named after our school's colors, the path is a five kilometer ...

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Campus Carbon Neutrality as a Pedagogical Tool

  • Calvin College (MI)

We asked our students a simple question, "What would it take to make our campus carbon neutral?" They discovered that on-campus sequestration potential is minimal, despite a 90-acre campus forest ...

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GHG External Reporting: Collaborate, Collect, Report

  • Brown University (RI)
  • Keene State College (NH)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)
  • University of New Hampshire (NH)
  • University of Vermont (VT)

Sustainability coordinators have limited time and resources to commit to greenhouse data collection and reporting, and the growing number of climate registries, tools and initiatives can be daunting to navigate ...

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Providing Pomona Students with Line Drying Options: Changing Behavior and Reducing Energy Use One Sock at a Time

  • Pomona College (CA)

In Spring 2008, Pomona College began two projects to give students the opportunity to line dry their clothes. The first project was the installation of eight large, high-quality drying racks ...

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Student Leadership in Campus Sustainability

  • Northland College (WI)

Northland College successfully addresses issues of transportation, food, recycling and reuse, and energy conservation through student-led projects. Active student involvement in campus operations has been key to sustainability innovation at ...

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